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Linnets to enter FA Cup in Preliminary Round

The club has been officially accepted into the Emirates FA Cup, Isuzu FA Trophy and FA Youth Cup for 2024-25.

Draws will be made on Friday, July 5th.

We are exempt from the Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup and will enter the competition in the Preliminary Round on August 17th.

Early-round dates:

The Emirates FA Cup

Season 2024-25

Extra Preliminary Round - Saturday, August 3 2024

Preliminary Round - Saturday, August 17th 2024

First Round Qualifying - Saturday, August 24th 2024

Second Round Qualifying - Saturday, September 14th 2024

Third Round Qualifying - Saturday, September 28th 2024

Fourth Round Qualifying - Saturday, October 12th 2024

First Round Proper - Saturday, November 2nd 2024

Further restructuring of The FA National League System sees the creation of a Preliminary Round in the FA Trophy.

All clubs at Step 4, including Runcorn Linnets, will be in the the 'hat'.

Twenty eight clubs will compete in the 14 prelim ties on Saturday, August 24th with the remaining clubs receiving a bye to the First Round Qualifying on Saturday, September 7th.

Round dates:

The Isuzu FA Trophy

Season 2024-25

Preliminary Round - Saturday, August 24th 2024

First Round Qualifying - Saturday, September 7th 2024

Second Round Qualifying - Saturday, September 21st 2024

Third Round Qualifying - Saturday, October 5th 2024

First Round Proper - Saturday, October, 26th 2024

Second Round Proper - Saturday, November 16th 2024

Third Round Proper - Saturday, December 7th 2024

Fourth Round Proper - Saturday, January 4th 2025

Fifth Round Proper - Saturday, February 1st 2025

Sixth Round Proper - Saturday, March 1st 2025

Semi Final - Saturday, April 5th 2025

Final - Saturday May 10th or Sunday May 11th 2025

The FA Youth Cup campaign opens with the Extra Preliminary Round in week beginning Monday, August 12th.

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